Astro Gaming has long positioned themselves as the high end brand for gaming audio. While Astro Gaming’s pricing of $200-300 USD is actually not too expensive when compared to audiophile grade headphone pricing, it’s quite a hefty purchase considering most gaming peripheral companies have opted to fight tooth and nail for the $50-100 USD segment of the gaming headphone market. Astro themselves acknowledged that their product pricing put them out of reach for 80% of gamers in their recent blog post.
Astro Gaming is now wading into the hotly contested budget headest market with the Astro A10 Gaming Headset. Priced at $60 USD, the headset built around an anodized aluminium headband covered in tough polycarbonate. The ear cups channel a boxier take on Astro’s A40 and A50 gaming headsets. Memory foam is used for the ear cups and head cushions for comfort during extended gaming sessions. The sound has been tuned by Astro for gaming, focusing on reproducing sound with accuracy and precision so players can immediately pinpoint where enemy gunfire is coming from. The headset also features a omni-directional microphone that can be flipped up to mute.
The Astro A10 is available now through the Astro Gaming store and comes in three colour schemes: blue, red, and green. The headset is compatible with PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, handheld consoles, and mobile devices thanks to its 3.5 wired jack.